Let’s get this out of the way – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not for everyone. If you were expecting some flashy new upgrade to the series, you won’t find that here. This is a game for the fans, through and through.
But because of that mentality, it’s already shaping up to be the finest entry in the series so far, not least because it brings together every single character from every single Smash Bros.
We didn’t get to play with it for long at Nintendo’s recent UK VS event in London, but what we have played has us certain that the full game will be worth the wait.
The basic aim of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is to knock your opponent off the stage by any means necessary – throwing items at them, using special moves and throws, or just punching them really hard in the face.